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HER Number:MDV71283
Name:Wheal Maria, Adit


Two adits draining underground mine workings


Grid Reference:SX 415 740
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ADIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 47+fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Two adits to the east of the stream were located during a survey & used to drain the underground workings of Wheal Maria mine from the Capel Tor Lode to the east. The open adit portal 1m wide x 2.3m high above the water has timber supports. The second adit 20m to the south at SX41547404 had a collapsed adit portal with a leat running south parallel to the stream & joining it at SX41557396. At SX41547403 a water filled stone sided tunnel with a collapsed roof runs under the leat. Other details: Site 13-14.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 47+fig 38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1199 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:20PM